"Panjang uga antrinya yang mau foto disitu"
"Tapi ini landmarknya, biar afdol foto disini"
"Wagila ada yang mau prewed, untung kita antri di depannya 😅😅 sukurin tuh yg antri di belakang mereka"
"Eh nanti kita foto bertiga dong"
"Wah tricky nih, susah ambil fotonya biar torinya keliatan"
"Naah, minta tolong aja sama fotografernya yg prewed. Pasti bisa dia fotonya (sambil cekikikan licik)"
Tiba saatnya foto bertiga, tiba2 pada ga ada yg berani minta tolong fotografer jepang yg bediri di belakang kita....sampai akhirnya dia nyeletuk...
• "Saya boleh tolong?"
• 😂😂 Aisyah jadi anak manis setelah hari itu
I was pretty bummed when I saw the weather forecast for our time in Hakone. Turns out the clouds and rain were a blessing in disguise because it felt like we had the whole city to ourselves. 🤤 Hakone is one giant breath of fresh air from the craziness of big city Japan and a nature lover’s dream. 🏞
- Gondola ride through the mountains and over a volcanic valley with active sulfur vents. 🚠
- Black eggs that are cooked in natural spring water containing sulfur and iron.
- Peaceful and almost entirely vacant nature walk along lake Ashi to the famed Hakone Shrine - Fall colors are still POPPIN’. 🍂🍁🍃
- Hostel room that felt like were inside of a little treehouse.
- A “walk” (read: climb) up a mountain because we were too stubborn to pay for another train ticket. Yay for exercise?
After Tokyo, I made a stop at the beautiful mountainous town of Hakone, ~2 hours west. I’ll tell you that the best part about this town is not captured in photos (for good reasons). Hakone is famous for geothermal bathhouses called Onsens, letting you soak in some of country’s finest hot springs due to its volcanically active nature. Once you get in the onsen fully naked, you throughly wash your body while sitting on a stool with shower head as well as a faucet and bucket to fill with water for rinsing. Then you get in the hot spring pools. The process is quite an experience, somewhat of a ritual for locals.